Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Maryellen Fay

It is with much excitement that I serve as an AIG Teacher at St. James Elementary and my 30ish year as an educator. I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to serve you (students) and your children (parents/guardians). In addition to AIG, I've taught middle school English/Language Arts, high school math, and many grade levels at the elementary level.

 I am well aware of the needs of gifted learners and will provide services to help meet those needs. Students will be challenged to replace conventional thinking with “out of the box” thinking as we work together to improve the following skills:


  • Critical/Higher order thinking
  • Writing
  • Speaking & Listening
  • Inquiry/Problem-solving
  • Collaboration
  • Independent study
  • Reading
  • Academic competitions
  • Interest-based projects
  • Personal accountability